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Lumos is an international children’s charity, working to end of the use of orphanages worldwide by 2050. Currently over 5.4 million children live in institutions around the world, but over 80 years or research has shown how damaging these institutions and orphanages are on children. It severely impacts their physical and mental wellbeing, and their overall life chances – drastically increasing the child’s risks of entering prostitution and crime in adulthood, and ultimately drastically higher suicide rates.

We believe every child has the right to grow up in a safe and loving family, at home, and not in an orphanage.

We are working to make this a reality by 2050 - through directly supporting families and communities with financial, educational and healthcare assistance, transforming care systems, and campaigning governments around the world to change the use of institutions in their countries.

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